Orthotists and Prosthetists Advisory Board Meeting

Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation
Monday, January 13, 2020 – 10:00 a.m.
North Campus, 1st Floor Public Meeting Room #125E
1106 Clayton Lane, Austin, Texas


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  1. Call to Order
  2. Roll Call and Certification of Quorum, and Introductions
  3. Training for Board Members
    1. Open Meetings Act
    2. Public Information Act
    3. Administrative Procedure Act
  4. Approval of minutes –September 12, 2019 Meeting
  5. Public Comment
    **Any person wishing to address the Advisory Board should complete a Public Comment Form and submit it to the Advisory Board Support Staff **
  6. Staff Reports – Briefing from staff and discussion:
    1. Licensing Division
      1. Statistics
    2. Customer Service Division
      1. Statistics
    3. Enforcement Division
      1. Key Statistics of cases and penalties
    4. Education and Examination Division
      1. Statistics
    5. Regulatory Program Management Division
      1. Update and discussion regarding orthotists and prosthetists program activities and Outreach
      2. Medical and Health Professions Section Update
    6. Field Inspections Division
      1. Most Common Violations
      2. Personnel Updates
      3. Statistics
    7. Executive Office
      1. Personnel Updates
      2. Sunset Review Update
      3. Communication Outreach Statistics
      4. Introduction of Anti-Trafficking Unit
  7. Discussion and possible recommendation on the proposed amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 114, §114.40, regarding the Orthotists and Prosthetists Program. The proposed amendments are necessary to implement the requirements of House Bill 2059, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), and Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 116, requiring human trafficking prevention training for health care practitioners prior to the renewal of a license. The proposed amendments also amend the rule section’s definition of “licensee” to reflect the definition used throughout Chapter 114 for purposes of clarity and consistency.
  8. Discussion of HB 2059, 86th Legislature, Regular Session (2019), and possible assignment to an existing workgroup or appointment of a new workgroup to study whether the required human trafficking prevention training may count toward the required continuing education hours for Orthotists and Prosthetists.
  9. Recommendations for agenda items for next Board meeting
  10. Discussion of date, time, and location of next Board meeting
  11. Adjournment